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Monday, September 3, 2012

Dryer Sheet Multi- Uses!

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. ~Doug Larson

I hope you are enjoying the three day weekend!

If you have been following this blog for any amount of time you must know that I love finding more uses for things that I already have in the house.  Today's find is the wonderful dryer sheet.  Of course, if you use liquid fabric softener you are out of luck.

I came upon these wonders in the Times Union Life @Home.  This is a great resource for just about anything home-minded.

Here goes!

1. Clean up hair
From pet hair on the floor of your living room to your own hair covering the bathroom tiles, dryer sheets have just enough cling to sweep them up in a pinch.

2. Keep clothes fresh while traveling
“Dryer sheets are great to tuck into your suitcase to keep clothes smelling fresh,” says Jean Gagnon, manager of Plaza Travel Center in Latham. “Also tuck one into your luggage before storing when you’re done traveling.”

3. Scrub down the shower
Using a damp dryer sheet, scrub the doors of your shower to get rid of mineral deposits and soap residue.

4. Nix static cling
Bring an extra dryer sheet when you travel to eliminate static between clothes you’re wearing, advises Gagnon — who also keeps one at her desk. “You can just rub one lightly on your legs and your skirt or pants legs won’t ride up!”

5. Dust — pretty much everywhere!
The TV screen, Venetian blinds, your computer monitor, the bottom shelves of your wooden bookcase — swipe a sheet across each to pick up dust.

6. Clean sticky pots and pans
Can’t get food off the bottom of your cookware? “Put it in hot water, drop in a fabric softener and soak overnight,” advises Mary Leverette, laundry guide. It helps break up caked-on ingredients, and come morning, you’ll be able to wipe them off.

7. Tame flyaways
Bad hair day? Give your dry and static-y strands a boost by gently rubbing a dryer sheet over your head.

8. Help your home smell great
“To freshen the air while you vacuum, place a dryer sheet in the post filter area — where the air blows out of the vacuum,” says Chad Halse, owner of Capital Area Housekeeping.

9. Deodorize shoes
Slip a dryer sheet into your overworked sneakers and leave them overnight. Come morning, they should smell a bit more fresh.

10. Freshen up your car.
Leave a dryer sheet in your ride to help deodorize it. “The warmth that builds up in your car helps release the scent of the dryer sheet,” says Leverette.

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